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Miguel Pina e Cunha is Professor of Organization Studies. He received his PhD from Tilburg University. His research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, and Organization Studies, among others. He published or edited several books, including “Organizational Improvisation” (co-edited with K. Kamoche and J.V. Cunha, Routledge, 2002), “Creating balance? International perspectives on the work-life integration of professionals” (co-edited with S. Kaiser,M.J. Ringlstetter, D.R. Eikhof, Springer, 2011) and “The virtues of leadership: Contemporary challenge for global managers” (with A. Rego and S. Clegg, Oxford University Press, 2012).

He teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Change Management, and Positive Organization Theory at Nova and collaborates with the Angola Business School. He received teaching awards as best professor in the undergraduate and MBA programs.

He served as academic director of the undergraduate program at Nova, academic director of The Lisbon MBA, and as Associate Dean for graduate programs. He presently heads the school’s Faculty Council.

Research interests

Current research interests include: process-based views of organizations; the paradoxes of organizing; virtuous and toxic leadership; the unfolding of positive and genocidal forms of organization.

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctorate, Tilburg University

… → 1998

Organizational Behavior, Master, ISPA - Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida

… → 1992

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Research Output at NOVA 1999 2020

Positive organizational behaviour: management as a force for good

Cunha, M. P., Rego, A., Simpson, A. V. & Clegg, S., 2020, 1st. ed. London: Routledge. 542 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Positive organizational behavior
Organizational behavior management
Organizational practices
High-growth firms
Financial performance
7 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

Ambidextrous leadership, paradox and contingency: evidence from Angola

Cunha, M. P., Fortes, A., Gomes, E., Rego, A. & Rodrigues, F., 21 Feb 2019, In : International Journal Of Human Resource Management. 30, 4, p. 702-727 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Conveyed leader PsyCap predicting leader effectiveness through positive energizing

Rego, A., Yam, K. C., Owens, B. P., Story, J. S. P., Cunha, M. P., Bluhm, D. & Lopes, M. P., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Management. 45, 4, p. 1689-1712

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological capital
Team leaders
Laboratory experiments
Work behavior

Difusão da responsabilidade

Cunha, M. P., 2019, Dicionário de Psicologia. Baptista, T. M. & Neto, D. D. (eds.). 1 ed. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo, Lda., p. 154

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


Best Paper Award

Miguel Pina e Cunha (Recipient), Jul 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


"That's promising"

Miguel Pina e Cunha (Recipient), Dec 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Strategic management

Press / Media

Stewart Clegg - about fatal leadership approaches

Stewart Clegg, Miguel Pina e Cunha & Arménio Rego


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research